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photographs here in hidaka of the seasons changing. >> hidaka region, hokkaido. this beautiful
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>> israeli commanders say since tuesday, have fired more than 350 rockets towards southern israel. they've activated 23,000 reserve soldiers and may consider launching the ground offensive. someone kidnapped and killed a palestinian commander. an appeal has been made for a cease fire. he said it's more urgent than ever to avoid another israeli palestinian war. >> i can't to condemn the rising number of civilian lives.
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>> he said he would continue his efforts to bridge gaps and revive negotiations. both the palestinian and israeli ambassadors are pointing at the other side. >> enough of their aggression. if you have of this violence and conflict. >> we aren't looking for a band-aid solution that will allow hamas to rest and regroup. we're not going to give them a so called time-out. >> officials warn insurgency in iraq have seized nuclear materials. government officials informed the iaea says nearly 40
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kilograms of compounds were kept at the university for research purposes. officials say the materials are low grade, but they say the loss of nuclear and radioactive materials is a cause for concern.
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. >> failure to act now would fundamentally undermine our ability to safely protect our citizens. i will not standby and let that happen. >> police arrested two british men in january. last week, the suspecteds admitted they've been plotting an attack on british soil. authorities in germany have asked the top american spy in berlin to lead the country. they expelled the cia station chief after they discovers what they believe today be two new cases of americans spying.
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>> looking at it with common sense in my view. >> the world's two leading powers remain at odds over the issues of cyber security and exchange rates.
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>> reporter: it was the sixth installment. u.s. secretary of state john kerry spoke to reporters avenue the meeting. >> impose ed sanctions on north korea's weapons of mass destruction. >> yan said the nuclearization should be done in a peaceful way. >> the loss of intellectual
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property through cyber has a chilling effect on innovation and investment. >> reporter: kerry reported that they agreed to continue discussions on cyber security: >> translator: it's up to the u.s. to create the proper conditions for renewed dialogue. >> reporter: the u.s. and china with very different stages of economic development and
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political regimes. >> one of the biggest institutions missed an interest payment. regulators had to suspend trading on the bank's stocks. the lisbon stock marketed, frank ford, london, paris all fell with shares in banks running into heavy selling. the worries then spread to wall street. the dow jones industrial also down for the day. good morning, ramin. how are markts reacting? >> in fact, pretty negatively. let's just be clear, the share
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price of the bank plunged 19 pnt before trading was suspended. and that's caused some worry in the financial markets. both indexes clearly in the negative. >> the main reason is u.s. interest rates and slower growth in the euro zone not helped again by this latest banking crisis in the euro zone emanating from portugal. overnight, investors saw stocks and shifted into safer access such as government bonds as well as the yen. and other assets also perceived
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as a safe haven asset such adds gold. you can see it on the screen right there, the prices. the yen has gained against both the euro and the dollar since tokyo shares closed on thursday. yi? >> right, ramin, we haven't seen these levels in a while. can you update us on currency, please? >> right. we have some shift there in the dollar yen. it fell to a two-month low against the yen. look at it, 101.26-30. and the euro fell to an almost five-month low. that's right now at 137.71-76. so the yen definitely gaining there. i also keep track of asian
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indexes and indonesia's key index rose 1.5% yesterday on hopes of a change following an election. definitely that stronger yen affecting the nikkei and the topix, both of which are down now in the first few minutes of trading. >> tokyo government officials are looking to the u.s. and seeing a way to raise revenue. they're calling on american executives to invest if their city in the lead up to the 2020 olympics. the officials said many global operations have head operations there. and they said it's a safe place to do business. the americans appeared upbeat about the japanese capital.
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>> we want to open an office there that would serve the larger asia population as our business grows. >> i think a lot of foreigners feel a lot more confidentble looking at tokyo and the incentives of the english speaking people in place. >> but some business people were less enthusiastic. they said corporate taxes are too high. and they said it's difficult to reach the market in japan. they're drawing up guidelines to break the cycle of collide poverty and give equal opportunities to all. the o if i recollefficials are g to find out what percentage of young people finish school and go onto higher education. the officials say they want to
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crease the number of social work i recalls in schools. the officials also wanted to employ expirts. they hope to get the job guidelines approved at a meeting later this month. more headlines 234 business for you next hour. here's another check on markets.
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a tropical storm has hit japan's main islands. tropical storm neoguri is traveling along the coast of central japan. the storm claimed three lives and left more than 60 others injured. the storm is dumping heavy rain across much of the nation. up to 150 millimeters is expected for some parts of the greater tokyo area and central japan. parts of northeast japan received more than 200 millimeters of rain since tuesday. forecasters expect more rain is on the way. the storm has disrupted flights, train services, and electricity supplies across the country. more than 200 domestic flights were canceled thursday. the storm triggered flooding and landslides across the country. two people died after falling into irrigation ditches. the storm has injured more than 50 people and flooded hundreds of homes. two rivers overflowed in the city of nano in yamagata prefecture. >> translator: i was born in 1935. i've experienced floods, but never seen anything like this before. >> the heavy rainfall also caused a landslide there.
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>> translator: i was on the second floor and heard glass shatter loudly. i panicked and ran out of the house as quickly as possible. >> this bridge was damaged by heavy rainfall last year, and was being repaired when raging water broke a support beam. officials and residents in japan have been taking extra precautions to minimize damage from the storm systems. last november, a super typhoon struck the philippines, devastating coastal areas and killing thousands of people. japanese meteorological experts are warning that global warm cog create super storms that also strike other countries in asia. >> reporter: this computer simulation shows what could happen if a super typhoon struck japan. the air pressure at the eye of
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the storm reaches 880 hectopascals. that means this super typhoon is stronger than the one last year in the philippines. when it hits land, it's packing winds of 70 kilometers per hour. professor kazuhisa tsuboki says the scenario he created is not the stuff of fantasy. the day when people in japan experience a similar storm is closer than they might think. >> translator: a one-degree change in the ocean temperature has a big impact on a storm's strength. so as ocean temperatures rise in the future, typhoons will become much stronger. >> reporter: giant typhoons form every year over waters to japan's south. most of them weaken as they pass over cooler waters further
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north. but global warming could change that. if ocean temperatures were to increase by two degrees, typhoons would reach japan at full strength. >> translator: the disaster that hit the philippines could strike japan in the future. we need to start preparing for that now. >> reporter: powerful typhoons strike japan nearly every year. 55 years ago, a major typhoon hit central japan. it caused flooding over a vast area. more than 5,000 people were killed or went missing. in the years after the disaster, local and national leaders built higher embankments along the shores. they hoped that would prevent future floods. but experts say they would not
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be able to stop flooding caused by a super typhoon. they looked at what would happen if such a storm were to hit. they projected that the colored zones would be flooded and they say if a storm surge breached the barriers, over 400 square kilometers would be under water. >> translator: we need all kinds of strategies to protect people. building things like embankments requires time and money. so we need to supplement that with other measures that could be implemented quickly and easily. >> reporter: government officials are trying to help. they've created a computerized map to help residents chart their escape. people can use it to create an evacuation route. first, they enter their location and destination and the time they plan to flee.
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the software then tells them if the route is safe. people in areas prone to flooding are using the software to prepare. these residents are simulating an evacuation. in this scenario, a woman has heard that the embankment has been washed away. she plans to go to a shelter, but tries to drive home first. the surge washes in faster than she expected. >> translator: if you don't do this regularly, you won't know
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where to go during an emergency. >> reporter: experts say super typhoons are coming. >> this news forward has something in common with the beautiful game. the people here are playing the world's most popular sport, soccer. kpept their version is a lot bouncier. the object of the game is the same. to squoer goals. but the players in the match bounce into each other a lot. and they roll just about as much as the ball does.
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people living in norway first got the taste of the sport when it was created for a tv variety program. from there, it spread to 20 countries. the sport was introduced to japan four months ago. more than 20,000 people have tried the sport. japanese suited up in smaller, but just as bouncy bubbles. they quickly learned the first rule, if you hold on, it's hard, very hard, to get back up. the players couldn't help bumping into each other all the
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time. even knocking their teammates to the ground. >> i couldn't resist giving it a try. so armed with a small camera, i suited up. it was a lot more difficult to play than i expected. >> being knocked down so many times, i found it to be a good time. ju judging by the smiles on their faces, the popularity of the sport seems likely to burst from the weather.
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nhk world, tokyo. >> definitely would love to give that a try. and as we've been reporting, a tropical storm is moving along the pacific coast and heading towards northern japan. let's get more from mai shoji in a world weather report. good morning. >> mai. >> good morning, raja. we have been tracking that ex-typhoon now dispersed and become a tropical storm status, increased in intensity before making landfall over the coast of japan, the last in chiba. it has done damage. look at these digits. in the past 24 hours, the accumulation of rainfall is several millimeters. it has done its damage, flooding, landslides, mudslides, a lot of reports for this. it has picked up the space at 45 kilometers per hour, moving in a northeasterly direction. 126 kilometers per hour.
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the waves are still high, as much as six meters allowing the pacific side. as it moves toward northern japan, decreasing in intensity, actually, becoming a low-pressure system by this evening. however, it is still feeding that ample moisture over hokkaido, will see 120 millimeters of rainfall. it is bringing extreme heat as a parting gift and the korean peninsula seeing about 30 degrees. much of the locations in south korea have heat warnings in place, the same with northern china as well as southern locations of china as well, but it's sandwiching this cold front
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in a low pressure system over szechwan province. 140 millimeters reported around the province and 100 over that. we have a tropical depression over the marianna islands, likely to become a tropical storm storm system by saturday night so we will keep you updated with that, too. beijing at 35, as you can see, apparent, it is very hot. 30 degrees. 33 in tokyo on our friday. now, here in central location of europe, we still have that cutoff low pressure systems creating severe thunderstorms. water spout reported in italy and numerous severe reports in germany as well. in croatia, 110 millimeters of rain fell over the course of five hours. unfortunately, this will be
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continuing the next few days. 34 in lisbon. 38, athens. oslo, rare sight of 33 in the north. here in the americas, last but not least, the system that already brought a tornado touchdown in south carolina, pulling offshore but still messy here in the mid-atlantic states a very slow-moving system. so anywhere along the gulf coast, likely to see wide-spread thunderstorms yet again and the southwest is looking at flash flood watches and warnings in patches. portland's heating up to 33 degrees with plenty of sun. i will leave you now for extended forecast around the globe.
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and that wraps up this edition of "newsline." i'm raja pradhan in tokyo. we will be back with the latest at the top of the hour. thanks for joining us.
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